Out-of-State client was stopped for speeding on I-85 at about 8:00 am on his way to the Atlanta Airport from a wedding in Montgomery. His breath still smelled of alcohol from the parties the night before, so the State Trooper felt the need to investigate further. After performing typical roadside gymnastics, he was subsequently arrested for DUI. Since he understood only his GA driving privileges would be suspended for refusing a state-administered test, that is the option he chose. Upon discovering a prescription pill among his belongings, he was also charged with a drug offense
Motions were filed challenging the search and seeking exclusion of evidence, and at the scheduled hearing, Bob Chestney persuaded the prosecutor in Troup County to accept a Nolo plea to Reckless Driving, with all other charges being dismissed.